FIFA Agreed to Form a Small Team to Handle the Indonesian Football
Date 3 November 2015
Delegation of the International Football Federation or the Federation International of Football Association (FIFA), accompanied by officials from the Asian Football Association (AFC) visited President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), in the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (2/11), in order to find solutions to the football problems in Indonesia.
Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs (Menpora), Imam Nahrawi together with the Chief Staff of the President Teten Masduki, accompanying President Jokowi on that occasion said that the meeting took place in an atmosphere of intimate and constructive.
From this meeting, Menpora said, it was agreed that in the near future will be formed a small team. “It has been agreed that will soon be formed a small team to follow up on that problem immediately find a way out,” said Imam told reporters after the meeting.
FIFA delegation that met with President Jokowi consisted of Kohzo Tashima of Japan and Prince Abdullah of Malaysia. While the AFC Executive Committee Mariano V. Araneta Jr. from the Philippines, who accompanied by the Director of the AFC, James Johnson, Sanjeevan Balasingam, and John Windsor.
Before meeting with President Jokowi, the delegation has met with the management of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) to discuss the FIFA sanctions, as well as how the lifting of the sanction. PSSI hope this meeting will be the starting point of Indonesian football enlightenment.
Furthermore, the FIFA delegation will meet with PT Liga Indonesia, as the operatives football competition, the Provincial Association representatives, media, and APPI (Association of Professional Football Players of Indonesia) on Tuesday (3/11). (ES)/Sy.